Worldwide, we can imagine that everyone is cringing at the idea of touching that tv remote to watch their favourite Netflix show or grabbing those villa keys to head out to explore the best beaches in Barbados. We put together our Barbados villa cleaning checklist to put your mind at ease. With the additional CDC recommendations of limiting access to any property including for cleaning, during the 24 hours immediately after each guest’s stay. You can be assured that in between bookings we have ample time to properly clean and disinfect all those areas that may incite the germaphobe in you. It’s okay, we’ve got you covered.
As per the CDC, someone can contract COVID-19 by touching a contaminated surface, for example, keys, a doorknob or light switch, and the virus can live on some surfaces for several hours or even days. A detailed workplace cleaning and disinfecting protocol for COVID-19 has been developed. Led by Director General, Human Resource, Ministry of Public Service, Gail Atkins. The protocol covers how to clean frequently touched surfaces, for example, doorknobs, tabletops, counters, light switches, elevator buttons, faucets, among others. Studies have shown that the COVID-19 virus can survive for up to 72 hours on plastic and stainless steel, less than 4 hours on copper, and less than 24 hours on cardboard. For this reason, it is essential to clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces often, especially between reservations.
Priority #1 Understanding Cleaning vs. Disinfecting
Cleaning is the act of removing germs, dirt, and impurities (for example, using a soapy sponge to wipe a dirty counter or surface, especially where dirt is visible).
Disinfecting is when you use chemicals to kill germs (for example, spraying with a bleach solution). By cleaning first, then disinfecting, you can lower the risk of infection.
Gain peace of mind with our top 10 frequent touchpoint checklist. The checklist will be completed after every single guest departs, signed by the housekeeper performing it and submitted – date and time-stamped.
Cleaning & Disinfecting Checklist Post Departure
Disinfect all keys
Disinfect all remote controls
Disinfect all gate remotes
Clean & disinfect all telephones and handsets
Disinfect all lockboxes, safe panels and buttons
Clean & disinfect all blinds, windowsills & lock ledges
Clean & disinfect hairdryer and handle
Clean and disinfect refrigerator handles
Clean & disinfect doorknobs and switch plates
Clean & disinfect baseboards, chair rails, and door panels
This list has been vetted by our expert team of property managers. It’s mainly focused on frequent touchpoints only. If you think that we may have missed something or you just want to reach out to ask us anything about or health and safety standards, email us. We love to hear from you!